Prof. J. Amaro dos Santos


Work Darmstadt

Education in Brazil

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (EAESP/FGV). Dissertation on Product Development.
  • M.Sc. in Business Administration (EAESP/FGV). Thesis on Risk Management.
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering (EPUSP). Thesis on qualitative models.
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering (EPUSP).

Research and teaching activities in Brazil

  • 1979-98 - Escola Polictecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo)
  • 1997 - EAEASP- Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Sao Paulo)
  • since 1998 - Universidade Federal do Parana-DAGA (Curitiba, Parana)


  • 1979-98 Strenght of Materials, Experimental analysis of structures (EPUSP).
  • 1997 Production Management (EAESP/FGV)
  • since 1998 Project Management, Production Management, Product Development, Logistics Management (UFPR, Department of Administration).

Research program in foreign institutions

  • 1992 Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University (Dept. of Marketing), and Cornell University (College of Human Ecology), USA.
  • 1996 Visiting Scholar at TUD, Dept. of Technology Management & Marketing.
  • since Aug. 2005 Visiting Scholar at IAO, Fraunhofer Institut, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • since Aug. 2005 Visiting Professor: Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD), Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre/ Immobilienwirtschaftslehre & Baubetriebswirtschaftslehre.

Some topics of interest at present

Project management (PM)

  • Project controlling
  • Quantitative tools applied to PM
  • Managing projects at the organization strategic level
  • Resource management
  • Risk management

Innovation management (IM)

  • Feasibility studies
  • Competitive strategies
  • Cost management
  • Relationship management

Product development (PD)

  • Design management
  • QFD and quality tools applied to PD
  • Simmulation techniques applied to PD

Operations management and Logistics (OML)

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Topics of production management